II Keasr Pulao (Saffron Rice)) II


  • 1cup long grain (basmati) Rice
  • 1cup Sugar (or according to taste)
  • 3-4 Cardamom  (green elaichi, split & crushed)
  • Few strands of Saffron (kesar)
  • 4 cloves
  • 11/2 tbsp Mixed Dry fruits (Pista, cashewnut, almond)chopped
  • 1tsp Raisins
  • a Pinch of saffron (kesar)color dissolved in 2 tsp warm water
  • 2 tbsp pure ghee
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • silver paper  (varak)
  • Water for boiling rice.


  • Wash soak and drain rice.
  • Bring water to boil and add the rice and simmer the flame.
  • When rice is half done add sugar (dissolved in little water) and ghee.
  • When fully done add the saffron, cardamom, cloves and half of the dry fruit.
  • Stir gently and cover for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish it with remaining dry fruit and silver paper.
  • Serve fresh and hot.